Lab business

Abcam acquires Expedeon's Proteomics and Immunology business

17 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Abcam Australia Pty Ltd

Abcam has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Expedeon's Proteomics and Immunology business, which includes Innova and TGR Biosciences, as of 1 January 2020.


First International Standard for biorisk management

15 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Standards Australia

ISO 35001 defines the requirements and guidance for laboratories or any other organisation that works with biological agents to control and reduce any risks associated with their use.


Do you have a technology idea that could help people with MS?

23 December, 2019

Novartis is offering a US$250,000 prize to fund development of pioneering innovation with great potential in advancing assistive tech for multiple sclerosis (MS).


Govt proposes cuts to R&D Tax Incentive

09 December, 2019

The Australian Government has reintroduced legislation that it claims will better target the Research and Development Tax Incentive and ensure its ongoing sustainability.


AXT adds Alvéole's cell biology platform to its portfolio

06 December, 2019 | Supplied by: AXT Pty Ltd

The Alvéole platform allows users to convert an existing microscope into an automated bioengineering system for the engineering of smart cell culture substrates.


Cell death pioneers win CSL Florey Medal

02 December, 2019

Andreas Strasser and David Vaux provided the first insights into the molecular mechanisms for cell death, and the first evidence that the failure of cells to undergo programmed death can lead to cancer and autoimmune disease.


Malaria researcher wins major award

27 November, 2019

Professor Brendan Crabb AC has received the 2019 GSK Award for Research Excellence for his research focused on finding the next generation of treatments and vaccines for malaria.


Merck opens new office in Sydney's Macquarie Park

22 November, 2019 by Lauren Davis | Supplied by: Merck Pty Ltd

Science and technology company Merck has opened its new Sydney office in the innovation hub of Macquarie Park — a move that seeks to further the company's local growth opportunities.


Dr Karl wins UN prize for science communication

21 November, 2019

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has become the first ever Australian to receive the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science.


Changing of the guard at Science & Technology Australia

15 November, 2019

Science & Technology Australia has announced the appointment of three newly elected members to its board, as well as the departure of President Emma Johnston and CEO Kylie Walker.


Scientist salaries increase but pay gap persists: report

13 November, 2019

Average salaries for members of Australia's STEM sectors have grown in the past year, but concerns remain about working conditions — particularly when it comes to closing the gender pay gap.


100 ARC Future Fellows to share $87.8 million

01 November, 2019

The Australian Government is investing in Australia's smartest minds to conduct research that will deliver significant health, scientific, environmental, social and economic benefits.


Fluorescent turtle embryo wins Nikon Small World competition

31 October, 2019

The Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition serves as a leading showcase for photomicrographers from a wide array of scientific disciplines.


Award-winning study finds antioxidants improve embryo development

28 October, 2019

The presence of antioxidants during IVF and embryo culture significantly increased embryo quality during development in the laboratory, the study found.


New ARC Centres of Excellence announced

22 October, 2019

Minister for Education Dan Tehan has announced Australian Government funding for a new series of Australian Research Council (ARC) Centres of Excellence.


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